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  • Russia: Plane brought down by homemade explosive device

    A homemade explosive device brought down a Russian passenger plane over Egypt last month, the head of Russia’s FSB security service said Tuesday, telling President Vladimir Putin it’s now clear …


  • Local universities report their students in Paris are unharmed

    All Gonzaga University students studying in Paris have checked in and are unharmed but Washington State University was still trying to contact two of its three students Friday evening.


  • 3 Americans praised for subduing gunman on European train

    PARIS — A heavily armed man with ties to radical Islam who was known in three European countries as potentially dangerous escaped the radar when he boarded a high-speed train …


  • Amid new IS offensive, scores die in Syrian town

    BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as reports mounted that at least 120 …


  • Dozens killed in attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France

    SOUSSE, Tunisia (AP) — A young man pulled a Kalashnikov from a beach umbrella and sprayed gunfire at European sunbathers at a Tunisian resort, killing at least 37 people — …


  • THE LATEST: Company: All workers accounted for after attack

    PARIS (AP) — The latest on the attack in southeastern France (all times local): ___


  • IS leader killed in U.S. raid in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — In a rare ground attack deep into Syria, U.S. Army commandos killed a man described as the Islamic State’s head of oil operations, captured his wife and …


  • White House: Americans held by, working with al-Qaida killed

    WASHINGTON — Two hostages held hostage by al-Qaida and two Americans working with the terror group were killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday.


  • Eye on Boise: Rep. Barbieri hosts lunch on ‘True Face of Islam’

    After gathering more than a dozen lawmakers for lunch in a Statehouse meeting room last week to hear a presentation titled “The True Face of Islam in Idaho,” Rep. Vito …


  • Islamic rebel group kills at least 24 at hotel in Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Blood spattered utensils, bullet-pocked walls and overturned chairs mark the reception area of a prominent hotel in the Somali capital following an attack by Islamic extremists that …


  • FBI says Ohio man was plotting attack on US Capitol

    CINCINNATI — A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was …


  • Egypt clerics warn French journal over planned cartoon

    CAIRO — One of Egypt’s top Islamic authorities on Tuesday warned the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo against publishing a new cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of …


  • 6 dead in terror clashes in Paris; several hostages freed

    PARIS — Three terrorists who seized hostages at separate locations and ignited fear across Paris were killed Friday along with three of their hostages as the gunmen clashed with thousands …


  • Police storm Paris grocery where gunman holds 5 hostages

    PARIS (AP) — Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. A woman was …


  • Fear, turmoil in Paris with 2 hostage-taking attacks

    PARIS — Terrorists linked to each other seized hostages at two locations around Paris on Friday, facing off against hundreds of French security forces as the city shut down a …


  • ‘I am Charlie’ rallies back free speech

    LONDON — From Berlin to Bangkok, tens of thousands took a stand against living in fear, as rallies defended the freedom of expression and honored the victims of a Paris …


  • American, South African hostages killed during rescue attempt

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Yemen, a turbulent …


  • Taliban raid foreign guesthouse in Afghan capital

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a foreign guesthouse near parliament in the Afghan capital Saturday, the latest assault targeting foreigners as NATO troops withdraw from …


  • Police: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Police say 35 people were killed when multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria’s second-largest city. State Deputy police commissioner Sanusi Lemu said 150 …


  • Islamic State mass killings now target Iraqi tribe

    BAGHDAD — Islamic State group militants publicly shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children Monday, an Iraqi official and a tribal leader said, pushing the total number of members …


  • Obama calls for dismantling IS ’network of death’

    UNITED NATIONS — Declaring the world at a “crossroads between war and peace,” President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle the Islamic State militant group’s “network …


  • 9/11 commemoration held in open plaza

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror …


  • Britain raises terror threat level

    LONDON (AP) — Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. Home Secretary Theresa Mays said the decision …


  • Iraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing against an Interior Ministry building in central Baghdad has killed at least 11 people. A police officer says the suicide bomber …


  • Rush-hour Moscow subway derails: 20 dead, 150 hurt

    MOSCOW (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday deep below Moscow streets, twisting and mangling crowded rail cars at the height of morning rush hour. At least 20 people were …


  • 63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls …


  • Officials: Israel finds bodies of kidnapped teens

    Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month.


  • 9/11 remains returned to World Trade Center site

    NEW YORK (AP) — The unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center have returned to the World Trade Center site in a solemn procession on a foggy …


  • U.S. joins Nigeria in search for abducted girls

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisers to Nigeria to help the beleaguered government find and rescue more than 270 teenage girls who were …


  • N.Y. court: U.S. must release targeted killings memo

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because …


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